Mary Anne Wolf


Keogh Cox
701 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
United States

Tel: +1 225 383 3796


Mary Anne Wolf is a licensed professional engineer and trial lawyer who represents architects, engineers, land surveyors, contractors and other businesses in construction litigation and industrial accident claims in the state and federal courts of Louisiana.

Her clients range from small Louisiana-based design firms and contractors to top-ranked national and global companies and manufacturers. She regularly handles complex cases and catastrophic losses involving construction and design defects and products liability. Mary Anne also handles:

  • Errors and omissions claims against design professionals
  • Construction delay and acceleration claims
  • Construction and industrial accidents
  • Product defect and failure to warn claims
  • Industrial plant equipment failures
  • Complex contract disputes in public and private projects

She also helps clients in disputes involving subdivision and property development claims, zoning issues, land survey errors, water intrusion and drainage issues.

Mary Anne has over 10 years of experience in the construction industry working as an engineer and over 20 years of experience handling construction litigation. Her engineering background and experience allow her to resolve complex claims involving technical issues. Early in the dispute, she works closely with her clients to fully understand the claims and to develop a cost–effective resolution strategy. Her understanding of the industry from the perspective of an engineer and attorney allows her to meet clients’ business needs and goals throughout the litigation process.

Recognized as an authority in her field, Ms. Wolf is a sought-after speaker who frequently addresses business, construction and insurance professionals on topics related to risk management, design professional liability and construction law. Additionally, she serves as an arbitrator on the commercial and construction panels for the American Arbitration Association, is a panel mediator and arbitrator at Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions, and holds membership with the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation. She is also involved in volunteer work with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Bishop Ott Shelter.

Mary Anne Wolf focuses her practice on design professional liability, construction related disputes, and claims arising from industrial accidents and product failures. Representative clients include:

  • Architects, engineers and other design professionals in construction litigation involving errors and omissions, contract administration claims, and delay and economic loss claims
  • Engineering firms, construction and safety managers, contractors and facility operators and owners in industrial accidents including catastrophic failures, fire and explosion
  • Contractors and subcontractors, drilling contractors and pipeline operators in construction defect, construction accident, delay claims and related disputes
  • Land surveyors in errors and omissions claims
  • Industrial equipment and commercial product manufacturers, suppliers and distributors in product liability litigation, including equipment failures, fire loss, installation and commissioning deficiencies, and other personal injury and property damage claims
  • Insurers in major losses involving hurricane and other property damage claims
  • Insurance clients and self-insured companies in areas of professional liability, products liability, property and casualty, and catastrophic loss claims
  • Design professionals and contractors in matters before the State Licensing Boards

She also represents clients in claims arising from public bid laws, construction liens, the Private and Public Works Acts and the New Home Warranty Act. She provides contract review and consultation regarding contract administration and suspension/termination of work claims; and pre-claim assistance to clients involving construction accidents, errors and failures and other casualties to avoid suit or minimize exposure.

Our construction team includes a lawyer who is also a Professional Engineer, a distinct advantage when we represent contractors, design professionals and others in the industry facing difficult litigation.  Having this kind of technical insight and experience helps us retain and manage the right experts, thoroughly investigate a claim and build a solid strategic plan for resolution of the case. Clients in the construction industry rely on us for help with a wide range of issues, including design and construction defects, construction delay claims, design professional malpractice, and equipment and product failures.  We represent:

  • Architects, engineers, and land surveyors
  • Contractors and subcontractors
  • Vendors and material suppliers
  • Developers and owners
  • Project construction managers
  • Product and equipment manufacturers
  • Insurance companies

We help a broad range of local, regional, national and international clients in the state and federal courts of Louisiana, at trial, on appeal and in the mediation and arbitration of contentious and potentially costly disputes.  We have a decades-long relationship with some of our clients.  Keogh Cox excels at efficiently managing large, complex, multi-party cases, using sophisticated paperless document review and management software systems and knowledgeable personnel to keep our clients well informed and their matters moving forward.  Clients like us for our professional and intellectual approach to the problem.

Keogh Cox is an AV-rated* law firm that has provided legal services in Baton Rouge and beyond since 1969.

Keogh Cox is a go-to law firm in Louisiana that major companies, insurers, government agencies and individuals hire for their most difficult and costly cases, regardless of industry or issue. Our lawyers develop trial strategies that help reduce clients’ risk and exposure, deliver service tailored for each client and case, and own the outcome as though we are representing a family member or best friend.

The firm is included in numerous national rankings and has received awards for our distinction in key areas of practice. With more than 55 years representing the state’s most important businesses and industries, Keogh Cox lawyers are sought-after leaders in the state and our Baton Rouge community.  Count on us as individuals who move business along and get things done.

AV Preeminent® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell | Super Lawyers – top rated Construction Litigation attorney in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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